Ho Chi Minh City restaurants are one of the main attractions of the city for both travelers and expats. The main draw is the great value for money for many of the city’s eateries. You can get an excellent meal in Saigon for only a few dollars. If you are willing to spend at least $30 US, you can indulge on a three-course set menu in some of the city’s best fine dining venues.

While Vietnamese food is king, you will also find a large choice of affordable to luxury JapaneseKoreanChinese, American and French restaurants. New options and new concepts are opening almost daily and you will certainly need more than a trip to sample the best restaurants in Saigon. Wine is relatively inexpensive as import taxes are kept to a reasonable rate. A decent bottle of Merlot or Chardonnay in a fine dining restaurant should not cost you more than $50 US.

If your breakfast is not provided in your hotel, you can go to one of the popular brunch/buffet options such as L’UsineNineteen or Market 39. They are considere among the best restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City for breakfast. All of them are located in the heart of District 1, near famous sights like the Opera House or City Hall, and serve tea, coffee, homemade pastries, cakes and desserts.

Deciding where to eat lunch will be much more challenging. Some casual venues for a light, healthy lunch include Qui Cuisine MixologyAu LacBloomHum and Thai Village.

If you skipped breakfast and crave for generous portions, head to the Swiss House to share a fondue with friends, or to the New York Steakhouse for some of Saigon’s best steaks.

Options for dinner are immense. If your budget allows it, 5-star hotels serve excellent food in a splendid environment with service to match. The spectacular Japanese restaurant Sorae, on top of the AB tower is the perfect location for a romantic evening. It may be the best restaurant in Ho Chi Minh City for a date.

You can also get supper in more simple places: street food stalls around Ben Thanh Market are always crowded with tourists giving a first try at chopsticks. Cheap multi-cuisine restaurants abound in Bui Vien’s backpacker district. If you are looking for the great sushi, check Ngô Văn Năm’s street in the heart of Saigon’s little Tokyo. Lovers of spices and curries will look no further than Indian restaurant Tandoor on Ngo Duc Ke street. Some of the best Italian pizzas we’ve had in Vietnam came from the wood-fire oven of La Hostaria.

Sunday brunches are becoming increasingly popular in Saigon. While it is offered in several locations, we recommend you to try Au Parc or The Refinery.

If you are out for quality pizza, check out our article about "The Best Pizza in Saigon" and the list of pizzerias at the bottom.

Vietnam is a country of farmers and fishermen. Its varied geography, from mountains to coastal lowlands allows for the production of a huge variety of fruits, vegetables, crops, meat and fish. These fresh, authentic ingredients are one of the main reasons explaining the quality of Saigon’s restaurants.

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With a prolific record of 68 shops opened in Japan in the last four years, Napoli's pizza has made a ...

Meet The Expert: Giovanni Parrella

Napoli-born chef Giovanni Parrella has worked for 14 years with the Hyatt Group in some of the world’s most interesting ...

Saigon Pizza Deals

Buddha Bar & Grill 7 Thao Dien, Thao Dien Ward, D2 Tel: +84 28 3744 2080 Email: buddhabar07@gmail.com Website: www.buddhabarsaigon.com The ...

Saigon Burger Deals

Mama’s Kitchen 2B4 Bach Dang, Ward 2, Tan Binh District Phone: +84 16 4510 1010 Website: www.mamapizza.vn Thursday Special. Buy 1 ...

Big Success for Nosh Food Week

Chu Hospitality Company (CHC) are fast gaining recognition as a premier event organising company and venue managers. In addition to ...

Best Restaurants in District 7

The newly-developed District 7 is rapidly becoming one of the best districts for international cuisine in Ho Chi Minh City. ...

Best Pizza in Saigon

What’s the best pizza in Ho Chi Minh City? This is a contentious question with many expats and locals divided ...

Best Set Lunches in Saigon

Time is a valuable commodity during the precious workday lunch hour. By the time noon rolls around it is often ...

Startup to Success: Five Oysters

The Five Oysters is a pocket of calm on one of Southeast Asia’s busiest tourist strips. The owner, Ho Quang ...

10 Best Street Dishes in Saigon

Ho Chi Minh City's street food scene can be daunting for first-time visitors. There are food vendors everywhere ... but ...

Top 5 Chè - Sweet Soups Must Try in Saigon

Desserts in Vietnam are generally different than most western desserts. Granted, you will find the occasional French baked item taken ...

Propaganda: A Clever Twist on Vietnamese Cuisine

With a name reflecting anti-war campaign posters, Propaganda Saigon marks a different style of Vietnamese cuisine in the heart of ...

A little gem on a search of something else: Finding Ganesh!

Kathleen Brown, her husband John and their two adopted children, Peter Quang and Claire Xuan, are touring around Vietnam during ...

Hum Vegetarian Restaurant Interview

The restaurant, which derives its name from the Buddhist mantra “om mani padme hum” or “peace comes from within”, serves ...

Top 5 Must Eat Dishes in Saigon

Eating is one of the top things to do in Saigon. With a glut of tasty dishes to sample, it’s hard to ...